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Belgische Gemeentewapens - Armories communales de Belgique
Belgian Civic Heraldry


Province : Liège
Additions : 1976 Francorchamps

Origin/meaning :
The arms were granted on November 24, 1819 and again on November 14, 1921.
The arms are derived from the 17th century seal of the Price-Abbots of Stavelot. In 1819 the arms were granted in the Dutch colours, gold and blue, these were changed in 1921.
The upper half of the arms shows the patron saint of the Stavelot Abbey and village, St. Remaclus, founder of the abbey in 650. The lower half shows a wolf, used as a symbol by the abbots for the village of Stavelot and surroundings. The wolf is derived from the legend of the building of the abbey; the wolf supposedly helped to build the abbey by carrying stones on its back in two baskets.

Literature : Servais, 1955

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